“There are no exemptions, no asterisks, placed against the truth that man is made in God’s image and that this is where we derive our value.”
God cannot be tamed. He is a God of mercy and a God of justice. He is beautiful and dangerous. He should be loved as Father and revered as King, feared as Judge and treasured as Savior.
When God multiplies the ordinary gifts we offer to Him, nobody will marvel at us, they will marvel at Him.
If our passion for cross-cultural missions diminishes our love for our actual neighbors and fellow citizens, we must repent. Jesus commissioned his disciples to go into all the world (Matt. 28:16–20). Mission isn’t just “over there”; it’s here. Your middle-class suburb, urban neighborhood, or small rural town is part of God’s millennia-spanning plan to make disciples of all nations.
Our good works aren’t meant to illuminate us, but to illuminate our Father in heaven. Each good work the world sees should direct their eyes to behold our God.
Twelve months ago, I brought a refugee woman (who’s since become a friend) to the…
It’s foolish to believe that we can more effectively live “on mission” by ourselves, because God designed the mission to be accomplished together.
Merciful works do not earn us favor, but they reflect that we are children of the Father.
If we are to serve the Lord faithfully, we need to be comfortable living in the “unfinished.”